Michael Shellenberger - Contributor
"A lot depends on journalists, who have until now been largely uncritical cheerleaders of renewables."
Grassroots opposition to solar and wind farms is growing and has nothing to do with fossil fuel interests, climate skepticism, or bureaucratic inertia. Indeed, most of it is…Continue
The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy would see its $2.3 billion budget slashed by about 70 percent, to $700 million, under President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget request, which is set to be released on Monday.…Continue
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An Illinois bill leans into the most contentious part of the Green New Deal
Illinois is weighing a 100 percent renewable energy bill that includes jobs, equity, and social justice.…
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The main purpose of this article is to determine how much AC electricity has to be drawn from the wall socket to have one kWh of DC in the battery. This appears straightforward, but it is not, because it takes energy to convert from AC to DC and to overcome the internal resistance of the battery.
Also, once the electricity is in the battery, it is used to operate the vehicle’s systems, whether in motion or not, such as heating/cooling the cabin and battery. That electricity…Continue
Please take notice that the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a second public meeting at the Airline Community School, Aurora, Maine, on Thursday, April 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the Department to receive public input regarding the proposed Weaver Wind Project.
Weaver Wind, LLC (applicant) filed a Natural Resources Protection Act permit application and a Site Location of Development permit application with the Department on…
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This is an older story but it's always good to know what you're dealing with!!
The same people always pay for big business/government screw-ups.... THE PEOPLE!
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SEABROOK, N.H. – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says it plans to approve a license extension for New Hampshire’s Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant next week.
New Hampshire Public Radio reports regulators made the announcement Tuesday after holding another public hearing on concerns they were moving too quickly to approve the extension through 2050..............................................…Continue
CLASS ACTION ALLEGATIONS
41. Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(b)(2) and (b)(3), Plaintiff brings this action on behalf of himself and a nationwide class (the “Class”) defined as follows:
The Class: all persons in the United States who reside on and lease or own residential property within three miles of a NextEra wind turbine.
The Subclass: all persons who reside on and lease or…
Added by Dan McKay on March 5, 2019 at 2:32pm — No Comments
Click the link at the bottom of this post to read these articles.
|Grassley, Wyden introduce tax extenders bill (including PTC?)
|It’s Time to Sunset Some Renewable Subsidies, Not Expand Them, But……
BDN -Janet Mills taps…Continue
EXCERPTS: That dip in wind output during last month’s deep freeze is now fueling debate about the nation’s embrace of renewable energy. The polar vortex arrived as calls grew on the left for a “Green New Deal” to transition to renewables and tackle the threat of climate change, all while various state-level proposals to increase renewable energy penetration circulated across the country.
It was also fresh ammunition for a fossil industry and other critics of renewable energy mandates…Continue
MassDEP Financed Torturous 110 Decibel Falmouth Wind Turbine
Purveyors of climate change propaganda never stop, never sleep, never quit
Nuclear winter became global warming became climate change became “we want total control over everything.” The reason why Democrat candidates for the presidency so quickly signed on to my congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is its promise of comprehensive control over every aspect of our lives. Eliminating planes, trains, and…Continue
IRE proponents want to “electrify” the Vermont transportation sector. That means:
- Much less consumption of gasoline and diesel fuel and much more generation of electricity.
- This article deals only with gasoline replacement.
- Internal combustion vehicles using gasoline, hereafter called E10 (a blend of 90% gasoline/10% ethanol from corn), would be replaced with plug-in electric vehicles.
Vermont had 2985 registered plug-in hybrids, and plug-in…Continue
The wind industry is heavily invested in a propaganda campaign aimed at convincing the public -- and decision makers -- that wind turbine noise is safe at any distance. The campaign, in part, involves blaming neighbors and their negative attitudes about turbines for their discomfort while avoiding measuring the actual “swish-thump” of the spinning blades. The campaign also requires dismissing low frequency noise and for good reason. Former Vestas’ CEO, Ditlev Engel…Continue
Excerpts from the PDF file which can be downloaded here:
RENEW and MREA submit the Stipulation is not in the public interest as it will hinder qualification in the ISO New England Forward Capacity…Continue
It seems to me that all the biomass, natural gas and hopeful renewable energy plant owners who oppose the Hydro Project because it will hurt them financially might be forgetting something.
Last night, thousands of Maine households turned up their thermostats to keep their families warm as cold weather engulfed us. At $2.90 a gallon, many households are spending their precious savings on heating oil.
The State of Maine sends five billion dollars out of state every year to pay for our use of nonrenewable fossil fuels. We’re the most dependent on heating oil of any state in the country with nearly 70 percent of Maine homeowners relying on oil for heat.